Nov 18, 2010

China. Longmen Grottoes

Date of Inscription: 2000
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iii)
Property : 331 ha 
Buffer zone: 1,042 ha
Ref: 1003

The grottoes and niches of Longmen contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). These works, entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion, represent the high point of Chinese stone carving.

Thanks to nuomidai from China!

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